In the 2015 Planet Connections Awards
I'm thrilled to announce that Searching For Connection has been nominated for six 2015 Planet Connections Awards including Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical or Play with Music, Outstanding Book of a new Musical and/or Play with Music, Outstanding Music & Lyrics, Outstanding Direction of a Musical or a play with music, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical, Play with Music, or Musical Event (Tom Sot as Blaine), and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical, Play with Music, or Musical Event (Josey Miller for Madison). It's incredible humbling to be receive acting, writing, and directing nominated all at the same time. I'm feeling truly blessed at the moment. Specil thanks to the incredible cast and crew: Lindsey Blackhurst, Victoria Grazioli, Jeremiah Jurkiewicz, Josey Miller, Maryellen Molfetta, R. Alex Murray, Claire Nasuti, Meredith Rich, Lauren D. Salvo, Tom Slot, and David Stallings, Assistant Directer Traci DeAngelis and Musical Directer Jessica Slotwinski.
Suppor his run for Team For Kids
Two of the great passions in my life are education and running. I am currently undertaking a project that allows me to combine both of these loves into one project. I’ve decided to run the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon with Team for Kids and I am asking for your support of their inspiring mission. Team for Kids is a team of adult runners who raise funds for critical services provided by New York Road Runners Youth Programs. These programs combat childhood obesity and empower youth development via running and character-building programs in low-income schools and community centers in New York City and across the country. It is a powerful educational service that will help at risk students achieve a higher quality of life. Making a donation is easy! You can click on the Donate button on this page to give through my secure fundraising site. You can also find information there about where to write a check, or how to get your company to match your gift! All contributions are tax-deductible. Click here to support this great cause!
Two great reviews for DC Production
The reviews are in and Original Bindings Production of Gracelessi in the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival is a hit! Max Kaplow of the DC Theatre Scene writes "We are used to seeing man dominate the political world, in Graceless we see man dominated not just by politics, but by women. The effect is less emasculating for Aaron than it is empowering for the female leads. The dialogue is quick, explosive, and laden with a generous amount of humor. This world feels lived in, researched, and is believable because of it." While Allison Frisch gives the show 4 stars in the DC Metro Theater Arts stating its "an admirable production to Fringe. Graceless examines not just political power, but the powerful chain reaction that personal relationships can have on a person, a city, a country."
The production is directed by Sarah M. Chichester with Lighting Design and Stage Managed by Krystal Wilson. The cast includes Josh Krebs as Aaron, Lauren Salvo as Aria, Amanda Rodhe as Grace, and Elizabeth Pegg as Nancy.
Searching For Connection to debut at Planet Connections
I'm excited to officially announce that I will be debuting material from three original musicals June 20th at 7:30 PM at a one night event in the Planet Connections Festivity. The performance entitled Searching For Connection: A Tom Slot Musical Theatre Review will feature songs and scenes from my rock opera The Father of Songs, a children's musical Girls Can't Be Superheroes, and Dream 70 my musical adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The performance will take place at the Paradise Factory Theater in New York City and will feature: Lindsey Blackhurst, Victoria Grazioli, Jeremiah Jurkiewicz, Josey Miller, Maryellen Molfetta, R. Alex Murray, Claire Nasuti, Meredith Rich, Lauren D. Salvo, Tom Slot, and David Stallings. It wil be Directed by Tom Slot, Assistant Directed by Traci DeAngelis, and Musical Directed by Jessica Slotwinski. Tickets are $18 and are onsale now.
Official Capital Fringe Festival Dates and Cast Announced
I'm excited to officially announce the dates and cast for the second run of Graceless. The show is scheduled to appear this July in the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival making its Washington DC debut. This wil be the seond production of Graceless which first appeared in the Planet Connections Festivity in 2014 where is received a best playwright nomination. The production will be directed by Sarah M. Chichester with Lighting Design and Stage Managed by Krystal Wilson. The cast includes Josh Krebs as Aaron, Lauren Salvo as Aria, Amanda Rodhe as Grace, and Elizabeth Pegg as Nancy.
Graceless will play at the Upstairs Logan Fringe Arts Space, 1358 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC, 20002. The performance times are:
Thursday, July 9th, 2015 - 8:15 PM
Saturday, July 11th, 2015 - 10:15 PM
Sunday, July 12th, 2015 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 - 6:30 PM
and Friday, July 17th, 2015 - 7:45 PM
Click here for tickets!
This production is presented as a part of the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.
For The Girls of Ward 3
I'm excited to officially announce Manhattan Theatre Works' Board of Directors has selected The Girls of Ward 3 and playwright Tom Slot as the winner of the 2015 Newborn Festival Excellence in Playwriting Award. The award will be presented Friday, February 27th at the play's reading as part of the Newborn series. The reading will take place at The City College of New York and will be directed by Aimee Todoroff. The reading is free to the public. Reservations can be make by visiting http://www.mtworks.org/ newborn-festival.html. Visit the website for detailed directions to the venue.
The Newborn Festival celebrates today’s innovative playwrights that boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period, location and diversity (ethnic, economic, geographic, gender, sexuality or creed).
The second production will appear in Capital Fringe Festival
I'm excited to officially announce that Gracless will have a second run in the summer of 2015. The show is scheduled to appear this July in the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival. This wil be the seond production of Gracelessi which first appeared in the Planet Connections Festivity in 2014 where is received a best playwright nomination.
Stay tuned in the coming months for more details about the production, cast, crew, venue, and performance dates.
For Fab Marquee Productions
I'm excited to officially announce that I have been asked by Fab Marquee Productions to direct their upcoming productions of Macbeth starting Antonio Miniño (Macbeth) and David Stallings (Lady Macbeth).
Set in the near future, the days of political correctness have forced a prudish Queen Duncan to employ generals of all races and sexual orientations into her army. Yet these times are still filled with the nepotism and prejudices of the past and General Macbeth struggles to be seen just as competent as his straight counterparts, but with the conviction and support of his husband and the predictions of greatness and power bestowed upon him by a trio of enslaved minority witches, he goes down a dangerous path of betrayal, greed and murder.
Macbeth will play OCTOBER 8-24, 2015 produced by Fab Marquee Productions in association with The Theater Series at The Theater at the 14th Street Y. Find out more details click here.
Advances for MTWorks Living Room Series to full festival
I'm honored to announce that my play The Girls of Ward 3 has been selected to appear in the 2015 Newborn Festival. MTWorks annual reading series, The Newborn Festival, taking place in February of 2015. This year MTWorks read 650 submissions from which 5 were selected. I'm truly humbled to be in such amazing company. MTWorks does amazing work and is producing some of the best Off-Broadway shows season after season. Check out the official announcement here.
Will take part in MTWorks Living Room Series
I'm honored to announce that my play The Girls of Ward 3 has been selected as a finalist by MTWorks for the 2015 Newborn Festival. It will now move on with 9 other plays to the Living Room Series and be one step closer to being part of the anticipated annual reading series, The Newborn Festival, taking place in February of 2015. This year MTWorks read 650 submissions from which 10 were selected as finalists and 42 as semi-finalists. Of the 10 finalists only five will move on to win a slot in this season's festival. I'm truly humbled to be in such amazing company. MTWorks does amazing work and is producing some of the best Off-Broadway shows season after season. Check out the official announcement here.
Tom Slot One Act Comedy Appears in Local Festival
I'm happy to announce that this December, my one act play Sticking Up For Pluto will appear in the Playwrights On Parade festival in Charlotte, North Carolina. Presented by Soaring High Productions, Playwrights On Parade will be performed December 6 at 5 PM at 100 Gardens, 200 36th Street, Noda, Charlotte, NC. Requested donation for attendees is $10. For more information about Soaring High Productions click here.
Tom Slot to Direct Classic Comedy
I'm happy to announce that this December, I'll be bringing a bit of summer to the winter when I direct the classic Shakespearean comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Produced by Original Binding Productions, this tale of love and magic will have a very musical twist. Stayed tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
On Indie Theater Now
I'm happy to announce that four of my original plays, Killing Time, Farewell To Sanity, My Father's Ashes, and Graceless, have been published online by Indie Theater Now. Indie Theater Now is an online service that presents and preserves new American plays in script form. Each play is avialble for $1.29 or you can get all of them together for a discounted price. Check it out now!
For My Father's Ashes
I'm happy to announce that Milee Bang has been nominated by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for her role as Anna Hung in Original Binding Productions performance of My Father's Ashes. She was recognized in the Best Supporting Actress category. Congratulations to Milee on this well deserved honor!
Planet Connection Festivity
I'm happy to announce that I have been nominated for Outstanding Playwright in the 2014 Planet Connections Festivity for my recent play Graceless. I'm very honored to be nominated among such a talent group of writers. Thank you to the amazing cast and production team that helped bring Graceless to life.
June 25 at the Duo Theater
I'm happy to announce that I will be appearing in a reading of David Stallings new play, The Baby Monitor. David wrote a one act version of this play for Original Bindings first Naked Theater Festival and has since reworked it into a full length play. The Baby Monitor is receiving a public reading on June 25th at the Duo Theater (East 4th) at 8 PM as part of their Gay Pride week. I will be joined in the cast by the talented Laura Gómez, Antonio Miniño, David Stallings, and Deanna McGovern. For more details, click here.
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